Healthy No Bake Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites

It’s hot in most of the country right now. Like the can’t fall asleep without the fan on, windows open, no covers, no clothes kind of hot nights. Monterey, California, where I currently live, has pretty invariable weather, ranging from overcast to blue skies and temperatures between 60-75 degrees. It’s chronic running weather! However, last Sunday started with 5am thunderstorms proceeded by heavy humidity and hot showers. The rain stopped but the heat proceeded through Monday. I loved it! I’ve missed hotter summer weather. But, by Tuesday it had passed, womp womp. I promised R cauliflower crust pizza Sunday night after winning his second amateur golf tournament in two weeks! It had been a while since I whipped up this Read More




7 Ways to Stay Out of an Exercise Rut

Motivation is not a constant. Inspiration comes in waves. I’m sure you’ve experienced that “Monday” feeling where you decide to put the world on your shoulders and sprint only to find yourself feeling burnt out 2 weeks later. The feeling is fleeting because most of us resist monotony. Even I have days where I don’t feel like going to the gym or decide to set fire to the wind and enjoy an indulgent treat. On occasion, going to happy hour with your friends instead of going to the gym or eating pizza instead of your normal healthy dinner is absolutely okay (and actually good for your mental health)! But, if you find yourself still not feeling motivated to sweat or make Read More




Calorie Blasting Upper Body Sculpting Superset Workout

Before I jump into sharing an awesome new workout for you guys, I have to give a shoutout to my amazing boyfriend, R, for winning a major amateur golf tournament this weekend! A big congratulations is due to the 2015 NCGA Strokeplay Champion. I am so proud to see all of his hard work pay off after a three-year winless drought. His work ethic and perseverance through so much turmoil truly inspires me everyday to do the same in my line of work. You can see the whole recap and interview here! Two weeks ago I shared a lower-body, booty-blasting workout designed to burn major calories and sculpt your back side with minimal equipment. All of you loved it so much I decided Read More




How to Bounce Back from a Binge

We’ve all been there. Monday morning and we feel like a train wreck. Indigestion, bloating, guilt, regret, the symptoms after too many weekend indulgences haunt our lethargic bodies. Some of you may be feeling the consequences of a mini holiday weekend “binge” after 4th of July celebrations. Take a second right now to forgive yourself. So what, you had fun and enjoyed food with friends and family. You’re human! We were not put on this earth with the ability to easily resist temptation. In fact, the desire to eat food and enjoy it communally is part of our DNA! What is not natural is how the food industry has created processed and addicting food that people self-prescribe as anti-anxiety or Read More